Town Events, May 4 - May 11
|From The Reminder|
YORK, MAINE TRIP
Reservations are now being taken for a St. Michael's Young at Heart Club trip to York, Maine for a traditional Downeast Lobster Bake on June 10. Cost includes driver gratuity and a $10 non-refundable deposit is required. The deadline is May 29. Non-members are welcome. For reservations and/or or more info contact Anita Black at 525-3614 or Louise Scarnici at 525-6868.
SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
The E.L. Senior Friendship Club will welcome Atty. Dave Carlson on May 7 when he will speak about "Taking Control of your Future: A Legal Check up" following lunch at the Pleasant View Senior Center. Noon luncheon is baked cod w/lemon butter sauce, scalloped potato, vegetables and peaches. Call 525-5436 at least one day in advance for reservations.
"NO SENIORS LEFT INSIDE" OPEN HOUSE
As part of our "No Senior Left Inside" open house event on May 13, we are promoting hobbies, crafts and collections residents may like to share, or perhaps you belong to a club that is welcoming new members. To reserve a table, contact Sandy at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 525-5436.
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION
Atty. Dave Carlson will be offering free legal advice by appt. in half hour increments on May 19 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center. Call the Senior Center office for your appt. at 525-5436.
Commodities will be distributed to East Longmeadow residents on May 20 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. If you have not already done so, come fill out paperwork in the office and pick up your ticket. No commodities will be given without a ticket, and paperwork must be completed prior to May 20!
The next meeting of the Book Club will be on May 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. The book for May's meeting is "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult. The Book Club welcomes new members anytime.
RAIL & SAIL
The E.L. Council on Aging is sponsoring a two-day trip to the Adirondack Mountains and Vermont White Mountains on Aug. 18 and 19. Taking reservations now call Sandy at the Senior Center for details at 525-5436. Don't miss out on this exciting adventure!
WOMENS HEALTH FAIR
A womens health fair will be taking place May16 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 216 Allen St. The fair will feature fitness demos, heart health and skin and nail care.
Ladies Auxiliary Post 9397 is having a book and bake sale May 16 from 9 a.m . - 2 p.m. at the VFW on Main St.
The Hampden Senior Center, 104 Allen St., will be presenting a fashion show on May 8 at 12:30 p.m. The public is welcome! Come and see a review of the latest spring and summer fashions presented in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Christopher & Banks specializes in comfortable, casual and affordable women's apparel and is located at the Eastfield Mall in Springfield. Hope to see you there! Call 566-5588 to reserve your seat.
There will be a baked stuffed chicken supper on May 9 at 6 p.m. at the Federated Community Church, 590 Main St. Menu includes mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, rolls and cake. Cost is $12/adults and $8/children. Call 566-3711 for reservations.
USE NATURE AS YOUR LIBRARY
The Storrs Library is participating in the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation's "Use Nature As Your Library" program. This program allows library patrons to borrow a ParksPass and visit Massachusetts state parks for free. The library is also a participant in the Mystic Aquarium Institute for Exploration library pass program. This program allows the pass users to save on the admission price to the aquarium. The passes for both programs are available at the Circulation Desk. For more info call 565-4181.
CAMP REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN
Get your child's health and immunization forms completed by your pediatrician ASAP because you do not want them to miss out on some of these camps this summer: lacrosse, field hockey, football, baseball, basketball, soccer, theater, dance, cheerleading, adventure camps and more. Our traditional day camps have an exciting new format, which includes the returning L.I.T. and brand new C.I.T. levels! Register online at www.LPRD.net or visit the office at the Community House Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., with health forms and payment (MC, VISA, AMEX, check or cash) in hand.
One night only May 15 at 7 p.m. Longmeadow High School. Reserved seating tickets are only $15 in advance! Tickets may be available at the door, depending on advance purchase sales, for $20 each. Join us for an evening of Doo-Wop with Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners, best remembered for their 1958 hit "Since I Don't Have You" and 2002 inductees into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame!
OPEN ENROLLMENT NIGHT
Greenwood Extended Day will begin enrollment for the 2009-10 school year on May 12 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Bring your checkbook, emergency contact numbers and child's pick up list to make completing the registration packet and leaving the deposit more convenient.
MUSIC FOR YOUNGSTERS
Clap, sing and move with your child in this program designed for your child's enjoyment. These six week programs will integrate singing, music and use of various instruments. All classes meet on Tuesday mornings in the Community Room at Greenwood Children's Center. Classes begin on May 5; infants and newborns - 15 months from 10 - 10:30 a.m. and toddler from 15 months - 3 years from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. - noon. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.
Absentee ballots are available in the Town Clerk's office for the upcoming Preliminary Town Election on May 12. The deadline to apply is noon on May 11. An application must be filed in order to vote absentee. Any questions, call the Town Clerk at 565-4103.
CABLE ADVISORY MEETING
The next meeting of the Negotiating Committee of the Cable Advisory Committee will be on May 8 at 10 a.m. in the studio of Longmeadow Community Television, 95 Grassy Gutter Rd.
USED BOOK SALE
May 9, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., at Storrs Library. Friends of Storrs Library members will be admitted at 8 a.m. Join FOSL at the door for 8 a.m. admission. Hardcovers, $1; paperbacks, $.50. Fiction, non-fiction, adult and children's books in all categories. Visit friendsofstorrslibrary.com for more info.
ELDER LAW W/ ATTY. DARLING
On May 13, Atty. Hyman Darling returns to the Adult Center to keep us up to date on elder law at 10 a.m. The local expert on the subject, he always has a great deal to offer and is up on all the state and federal laws concerning Long Term Care and Protecting Your Assets. He will have handouts for us so register so we have enough at 565-4150.
LONG. GARDENERS PLANT SALE
The Longmeadow Gardeners and St. Andrew's Church will host their annual plant sale on May 9 at 8 a.m. at the high school parking lot. The perennial plants in this sale are provided from the gardens of club members and friends. There will be a wide variety so come early for best selection. St. Andrew's will be selling hanging baskets of annuals.
HISTORIC COMMISSION MEETING
The Longmeadow Historic District Commission will host a meeting on May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the fire station. Agenda includes Colony Hills subcommittee update, old business and new business.
Gina Daniele presents a two-day bus trip to Niagara Falls including hotel, breakfast, boat ride and tour on May 16 and 17. Bus leaves Mom & Rico's, 899 Main St., at 6:30 a.m. No passport required. For more info, call 732-8941.
HEALTH & WELLNESS SEMINAR
The Cancer House of Hope, 946 Plumtree Rd., will host a Health & Wellness Seminar with personal fitness trainer Donna Chalfant on May 7 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more info, call Lyn Hopkins at 847-1196.
WARD 8 MEETING
On May 9 at 10 a.m., Ward 8 Democrats will meet at 117 Main St., Indian Orchard. All are welcome.
HOLY CROSS EVENING OF MEMORIES
Holy Cross Parish, Plumtree Road, has been the home of Holy Cross school since 1956. On June 20 the parish invites all those who have helped build the blessed Holy Cross Parish Community to come and celebrate the pride that we have had in our Parochial School for over 50 years! Special Mass at 4 p.m., followed by a 5 p.m. social hour and 6 p.m. buffet with cash bar and raffle and music until 9 p.m. Tickets on sale through June 6; $20/adults and $15/children. Make checks payable to Holy Cross Rectory, 221 Plumtree Rd., Springfield, MA 01118. Contact Beth at 783-4111 ext. 100 with questions or to reserve tables of eight.
"COMEDY FOR CATHOLICS"
On May 30 at 7 p.m., Monsignor Dominic Primo Vera, a.k.a. Don Paglia, co-director of the Hartford Catholic Archdiocesan Family Life Office, will "Explain the Church" in this very funny evening of comedy, a fundraiser for the Parish's Habitat for Humanities project. Event will take place in Holy Cross School gym; only 350 seats available! Refreshments and social hour before and after performance. Reserve tickets at $10 each (by May 16); at the door, $12. Call Deacon Bill Toller at 783-4111 ext. 116 for tickets or more info.
The Women's League for the Arts invite you to their annual spring lucheon June 4, 11:30 a.m, at the Colony Club, with entertainment by "A Ray of Elvis," Ray Guillemette Jr., a nine-time international first place Elvis impersonator.
PINE POINT MEETING
The May meeting of the Pine Point Community Council will be on May 12 at 7 p.m. Agenda includes a request for automotive repair on Harding Street and discussion of two used car lots that are in violation of their special permit.
VETERANS WOMENS GOLF LEAGUE
The Veterans Womens Golf League is inviting experienced women golfers to join its 18 hole league for a summer of fun with a friendly group of women. You don't need to be a pro, but also not a beginner. League play is on Tuesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Veterans Golf Course on South Branch Parkway. Join with a full membership or an associate membership if you are an educator, school personnel or others who have a limited golf season. For info call Alice at 596-4752, Pat at 567-6880 or Eleanor at 782-2604. Our season has just started, so come and join us for a good time.
The Ronald McDonald House of Springfield announces its ninth Annual Golf McTournament on Aug. 3 at the Elmcrest Country Club, 105 Somersville Rd., East Longmeadow. Sponsorships, teams and individual golfers are all welcome. For more info call 794-5683.
SUFFOLK DOWNS RACEWAY
LeStelle d'Italia Senior Group invites you to join them on a day trip to Suffolk Downs Raceway on June 3. Fee includes driver gratuity, clubhouse admission and seating in Topsider Room overlooking the finish line. Enjoy your buffet lunch from a choice menu, includes soup, salad, entrees, drinks, desserts. A race is named after the group and we will present the winning jockey with his trophy. Call now for reservations; payment due by May 15. Betty, 821-8797 or Anna, 739-3536. Departure from the Italian Cultural Center, 56 Margaret St., at 9:30 a.m. and return approx. 6:30 p.m.
World's largest pancake breakfast, sponsored by Springfield Downtown.com, on May 16, 8 - 11 a.m. on Main Street. Admission is free. Breakfast: adults, $3; children, $1; free with complimentary student ticket. Springfield celebrates its 373rd birthday with the world's largest pancake breakfast. The family friendly event includes a hot, hearty breakfast, entertainment, interactive activities and more. For more info call 733-3800 or visit www.spiritofspringfield.org.
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
A Night to Remember for friends and alumni of Our Lady of Hope School will be on May 16 in the school auditorium. This event, to mark the school's closing, will begin with 4 p.m. Mass in church. A ziti and meatball dinner will take place afterwards in the school. Come and reminisce, tour the school and meet old friends. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids up to eighth grade and kids under three are free. There will be a cash bar. Tickets are available at the school, the rectory, and the Hope Center.
RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED
St. Mary's Church, 840 Page Blvd., is sponsoring a trip to the Aqua Turf in Plantsville, Conn., on Aug. 13 to see Ricky Nelson's twin sons pay tribute to their father and other artists of that era. Cost includes a luncheon buffet at the Aqua Turf, the Ricky Nelson tribute show, bus and driver's gratuity. Call Sylvia to make your reservation at 594-2757.
SPRING TAG SALE
Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Chapter of Women Educators will host a spring blowout tag sale at the Green Acres Fruit Farm, 868 Main St., on May 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Raindate is May 17. Clothing, toys and games, household goods, bric-a-brac and jewelry will be available. Proceeds from this tag sale will provide scholarships and book awards to graduating senior women from accepted as education majors at accredited colleges. For more info on Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha, contact Claire LaBonte, President of Alpha Chapter, at 533-9194.
Wilbraham United Church Nursery School will be hosting a registration open house for 2009-10 enrollment on May 5 from noon - 1:30 p.m.; May 11 from 1 - 2:30 p.m.; May 20 from 1 - 2:30 p.m.; and May 26 from noon - 1:30 p.m. For info and applications, contact Lorrie Pulsford, Director at 596-2511 ext. 108.
RED SOX TICKETS
The Wilbraham Parks & Rec. Dept. has tickets on sale now for the July 4 Sox vs. Seattle game at Fenway. Bus leaves from MRHS for the 1:05 p.m. game. For details visit wilbraham-ma.gov/rec or stop by the WPRD to register.
Find all the details for our exciting summer programs by visiting wilbraham-ma.gov/rec. Download the Wilbraham Parks & Rec. summer brochure from our home page and join us for a program or two.
TEDDY BEAR PICNIC
The Wilbraham Children's Museum will host its annual Teddy Bear Picnic and Open House on May 17 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., featuring a visit from Winnie the Pooh and music by John O'Neill. Children are encouraged to play on the playground and explore the museum. Admission is free and the event is made possible by funding from a Wilbraham Community Assoc. grant. Families should bring picnic lunches and park in designated off-street areas. The museum is located at 678 Main St. Visit www.wilbrahamchildrensmuseum.org for more info.